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Compare 2018 Chrysler 300 vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Chrysler 300
2018 Nissan Maxima
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300C RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 300C RWD 16 25 $39,491 $40,995
300 300S AWD 18 27 $37,445 $38,795
300 300S RWD 19 30 $35,120 $36,295
300 Limited AWD 18 27 $38,606 $40,045
300 Limited RWD 19 30 $36,281 $37,545
300 Touring AWD 18 27 $30,971 $31,495
300 Touring L AWD 18 27 $30,971 $31,495
300 Touring L RWD 19 30 $28,621 $28,995
300 Touring RWD 19 30 $28,621 $28,995
Select style
Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,491
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,995
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Classic lines? Big V-8 power? Rear-wheel drive? The 2018 Chrysler 300 still has us by the feels. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 96.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 45
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 14.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR20 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TVJ NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR20 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TVJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 3608
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
Displacement
5.7 L/345 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
363 @ 5200 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
394 @ 4200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EZH NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 -
Trans Order Code
DFK NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 2.41 - 0.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 -
Trans Type
8 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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